Election monitors found that over 100 ballots were lost at an East Oakland voting center, and say language access laws weren’t followed at others.
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Oakland’s District 5 City Council race is a nail-biter
Incumbent councilmember Noel Gallo is still leading by a thin margin. But challengers Richard Santos Raya and Zoe Lopez-Meraz say their ranked-choice strategy might still pay off.
Oakland school board races come into view, and outgoing members reflect
The teacher’s union, which spent far less on races than other groups, saw a majority of their preferred candidates prevail.
Oakland live election results 2020
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.
Oakland artists are projecting huge animated murals around town to help voters find ballot boxes
The Civil Rights-era inspired images gleamed from the walls of the Alameda County Courthouse Sunday night. They’ll be at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night.
What happens if Oakland voters don’t know their usual polling place is closed this year? These volunteers have a plan
A volunteer group is posting flyers at each of Oakland’s usual polling places to make sure voters know about this year’s 26 voting centers.
Oakland 2020 election live updates: A rally at Frank Ogawa; ranked-choice voting early results
Our reporters were out and about all day and night Tuesday, checking in voting centers and talking to candidates after results started coming in.
Map: Where to drop your ballot at 24/7 official drop boxes in Oakland
There are 17 drop boxes across Oakland, and 66 across Alameda County. You can use any of them. Don’t forget to sign your envelope first!
Voting in person for the 2020 election? Here’s what Oaklanders need to know
Worried about voter intimidation, lost mail, language barriers, COVID-19, or long lines? We looked into it for you, and spell out your rights.
Spending by independent groups soars in Oakland City Council, school board elections
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
Oakland city attorney election: incumbent Barbara Parker faces Eli Ferran
Ferran, who used to work for Parker, says the City Attorney’s Office is unfocused and has made big mistakes. Parker says she’s far more experienced and capable of managing the city’s team of lawyers.
Charter school supporters spend big on Oakland school board races
Four political committees, including two pro-charter groups, a local education policy organization, and the teachers’ union are supporting opposing slates in contentious school board races.
Looking for Oakland voter guides? Here’s a partial list
As a nonprofit newsroom, The Oaklandside doesn’t make endorsements. Here are a few voter guides compiled by informed locals.
How we’re covering the 2020 election in Oakland
Our ‘citizen’s agenda’ approach: start by asking Oakland residents about what’s working, and what’s not, in their neighborhoods and schools. Go from there.
After a messy bankruptcy, Oakland City Council candidate Derreck Johnson lost ownership of his restaurant
Public perception is that Johnson owns Home of Chicken and Waffles, but his business history was rocky, and he lost control of the popular Jack London eatery in 2017.
Drive-in theater on hold, but the Oakland Coliseum and Arena will become a massive voting site
Starting October 31 voters can cast their ballots in person or drive-thru and drop them off.
District elections: the surprising history explaining how we vote in Oakland
After a long battle, voters overhauled the city’s political system 40 years ago, making the City Council more racially diverse and accountable to neighborhoods.
There’s one at-large seat on Oakland’s City Council. Three very different candidates are running for it
We asked incumbent Rebecca Kaplan and challengers Derreck Johnson and Nancy Sidebotham about their views on homelessness, policing, and more.
Lyft backing campaign to unseat Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
The ride-hailing giant contributed $100,000 to YIMBY activists who are running ads against Kaplan and supporting her opponent, Derreck Johnson.
What do Oakland school board members do, exactly?
Oaklanders have a rare chance to elect a mostly new school board this year. From creating policies to adopting budgets, here’s what they do—and don’t—have the power to do.